Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Whistler in the Summer

We have been so lucky this summer to take not one, but two beautiful get-aways.  In July, we went to Orcas Island for a night and this month, we got to go to Whistler, BC for three days.  We were there in April for my spring break and the last of the ski season.  It is amazing how much everything changed in four months.  Everything was green and blooming on the mountains, with just a little bit of snow lingering at the very tops.  We took the gondola to the top and followed a little trail down to Harmony Lake.  Then we took the Peak to Peak gondola across to Blackcomb and took the lift down.  It was breathtaking!  I loved riding the lift with no bulky ski gear and warm sunshine and wildflowers all around.  So pretty.

We went up to Pemberton for a trail ride.  We loved our horses, Babe and Honey!  It was such a hot day, so the best part of the ride was taking the horses through the river where they could get a cool drink and wade up to their bellies.  Our feet got wet, but it felt so nice!  The only downside is that we got eaten alive by mosquitos.


We love Whistler!  It was nice to walk around the village and eat at some great restaurants (Village Sushi is our favorite!) And of course, our tradition is getting a candy apple from the chocolate shop to share.  Yum.  It was so nice to spend time together and enjoy beautiful Whistler.

1 comment:

Karen said...

Love that shirt Matt!